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Benevolent Bali Bhuta Demon Spirit Bone Effigy


Although Bali generally is referred to as 'the island of the gods', there are also parts of the island which are believed to be inhabited by spirits of the netherworld. The predominantly Hindu population of Bali resides in the human realm, located between the celestial realm of the gods (Sanskrit: deva) above and the hell ...

Antique Bhuta Danganan Keris Hilt Figure carved from Deer Antler imbued with Demoniac Qualities


Bhūtas are the demonic creatures of the underworld. In Bali, however, nature spirits and demigods are often equated to the bhūta as well. In Balinese folklore they are portrayed as hungry ghosts and wandering spirits. Yet not all of them are evil, for indeed, there are also many benevolent ones among them. Therefore, it is ...

Phra Ruesi Khao Kulen Loi Ongk Statuette (Bucha Kru Batch) – Luang Por Dam, Wat Mai Naparam


This metal ruesi statuette by Luang Por Dam of Wat Mai Naparam was released in the Bucha Kru batch of the year 2543 BE (2000 CE). The Bucha Kru (Sanskrit: pūjā guru) edition of amulets was made and blessed in honor of Luang Por Dam, the abbot of Wat Mai Naparam. Prior to the production ...